Micah Rodriguez brings a decade of nonprofit sector experience to support the Humanities Council’s development, communications, and grantmaking programs. In their role as Program Coordinator, they bring their attention to detail, equity-based values, and collaborative systems-thinking to bear on operations and workplace culture initiatives. Prior to joining the Council team, much of Micah’s work focused on supporting arts and culture organizations throughout Rhode Island. While at AS220, Micah served as Development & Grants Manager where they were co-creator of Brighter Worlds: Confronting Violence Through Youth-Oriented Media, an international exchange between AS220 and IZOLYATSIA, an arts organization in Kyiv, Ukraine. The project was supported by the American Alliance of Museums and the U.S. State Department and brought together youth in Rhode Island and young people displaced by conflict in Ukraine to envision a bold, new world through creative expression. Most recently, Micah joined the advisory council for a nonprofit start-up based in their home state of New Jersey.
Micah has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhode Island College with a self-directed minor combining politics with studio art, creative writing, and sociology. Their passion for storytelling and writing led to co-founding How it Ends Studio, a Providence-based production studio with close friend and fellow writer Stephanie Resendes. As a team, they launched their first project, How it Ends, an immersive, mystery audiodrama podcast in 2018. How it Ends Studio signed to the Rusty Quill Podcast Network in 2021 and plans to release their third season in mid-2022. Micah is excited to lend their background in production and project management to support the Council’s expanding engagement initiatives.
Micah is a queer Puerto Rican Providence transplant by way of New Jersey, California -with a few other detours- and has called Rhode Island home since 2006. Among many other things, Micah is an avid tabletop roleplaying game player and game master, amateur archer, and dedicated cat-parent. In their free time, you can find them writing campaign sessions, reading tarot, picking up new hobbies, petting cats, and laughing at clever internet memes.